On this last weekend before the holidays, would you believe, winter officially begins at 11:19 tonight, and this morning as we speak, I’m working feverishly with Santa to put together 2 holiday playlists of music to aid you in your last minute holiday shopping and tree trimming activities. You’ll most likely hear on “Great Soul Performances”: Jimmy Castor, Jose Feliciano, the Golden Gate Quartet, Nat “King” Cole, Luther Vandross, Chris Brown, and I think I’m going to be singing myself with the likes of the “Legendary” Teenagers, Joel & the Dymensions (in the guise of Santa’s Doo Wop Helpers) and with Kid Kyle & his Kool Kats, also you’ll hear Eartha Kitt, James Brown, Pearl Bailey, the Salsoul Orchestra and others. It will start at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT.
And if that weren’t enough, at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT it will be time for more Holiday music on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where we’ll present: Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Temptations, Sir Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, Kurtis Blow, New Edition, Run D.M.C., Gerald Alston, Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Ray Charles and a lot more. Encore time as always will happen tomorrow Sunday at 5PM ET. It all happens here on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Now, like Emu & Doug, Santa and I have to get back to work. HO! HO! HO!
This evening, “Great Soul Performances” rolls out our annual Christmas show. This year though, I’ll be playing a lot of songs that I haven’t for you before, or songs that I haven’t played in several years. So, on Santa’s list will be artists (or elves) such as: Sam Cooke, of course, Nat “King” Cole, Johnny Otis with Little Esther & Mel Walker, Joe Tex, the Moonglows, the Supremes, Charles Brown, Freddie King, the O’Jays, James Brown, Pearl Bailey, Louis Jordan, a selection from Kid Kyle and yours truly, plus a couple of tracks from the brand new Christmas CD by the Coasters called, “Christmas With the Coasters,” Darlene Love; live in concert, and a sleigh full of other holiday treats. Santa, Rudolph and the other Reindeer, will be leading the charge at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT, coming down the chimney at RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Programming Note: Tomorrow on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” it’ll be day 2 of our Christmas show, will all those holiday songs from the 1980’s. Also next weekend, both shows will be ringing out the old year and ringing in the new, with a weekend of Pre-New Year’s Eve tunes to keep you in a very festive mood. So please join me for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” A Stocking Stuffer from me to you. Ho! Ho! Ho! (There You Go Again, Calling Me “Out My Name!”)